Jan. 5-11

The fire departments responded to a total of 30 calls in the last week. These calls included the following: A motor vehicle accident involving a utility pole, an odor of natural gas in a house, a possible problem with a gas fireplace, a kitchen fire reported to be out, car fire, a natural gas alarm activation, six separate water hazards, an outside odor of natural gas, three separate requests to assist EMS on the highway for a motor vehicle accident with injuries, a possible chimney fire, station coverage to the Town of Monroe, station coverage to the Town of Shelton, a manpower request for a crew with a ladder truck to respond to the Town of Shelton for a structure fire, and four separate carbon monoxide alarm activations with no symptoms.

In addition there were eight fire alarms that turned out to be unintentional activations, and alarm malfunctions.

For information about the volunteer fire departments, visit each department’s website.

For information about becoming a volunteer, call 203-459-0159.

Long Hill Fire Department

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At 11:55 hours on Jan. 11, the Long Hill Fire Department, with assistance from the Trumbull Center Fire Department, responded to Route 25 south bound in the area of Route 111 for a car fire. The first arriving fire chief confirmed the location and reported the vehicle was fully involved. Crews arrived on scene and began to stretch hose lines and extinguished the fire. Crews overhauled the burned vehicle to ensure the fire was out. Additional fire apparatus was used on scene to block off lanes of traffic to provide a safe work zone for the crews.

Once the tow truck arrived and removed the vehicle from the highway the situation was placed under control and crews returned in service.

Nichols Fire Department

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At 01:15 on Jan. 6, the Nichols Fire Department responded to the Town of Shelton for station coverage during a large structure fire in their town. While firefighters were en route to Huntington Company 3, an additional crew was requested to respond to the scene in a ladder truck to assist with on scene fire suppression. Crews assisted the Shelton firefighters throughout the night with the last Nichols apparatus clearing from their detail shortly after 10 a.m. Once the Shelton firefighters began to return to their stations, the crew performing station standby coverage was released to return to town.

Trumbull Center Fire Department

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At 13:33 on Jan. 11, the Trumbull Center Fire Department, with assistance from the Long Hill Fire Department, responded to a Lounsbury Road residence for a kitchen fire that was reported to be out. The first arriving fire apparatus confirmed that there had been a fire in the kitchen and reported that it appeared to be out. Firefighters immediately began to check for hot spots to ensure it was completely out. Crews used a thermal imaging camera and hand tools to check for hidden hazards. The fire marshal’s office was notified about the fire and responded to investigate the fire. Crews remained on scene to assist the fire marshal with their investigation.

Once the situation was placed under control, crews began to pick up the equipment used on scene and fire apparatus cleared to return to quarters.